Liberation from Sorrow - Prayer eBooklet

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Most scholars classify similar numbers of people under a category they call "Chinese folk" or "traditional" religion, an amalgam of various traditions that includes Buddhism. Today I want to do all actions so that all living beings can attain the long-term happiness of enlightenment." The goal of Shingon is the realization that one's nature is identical with Mahavairocana, a goal that is achieved through initiation (for ordained followers), meditation and esoteric ritual practices.
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Dharma: Studies in its Semantic, Cultural and Religious

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That is, a buddha and an ordinary person differ from each other epistemologically. Superficial synthesis, which is largely a mental exercise, is no substitute for deep practice that requires dedicated concentration. The full realization of the third Noble Truth paves the way for Awakening: the end of ignorance, craving, suffering, and kamma itself; the direct penetration to the transcendent freedom and supreme happiness that stands as the final goal of all the Buddha's teachings; the Unconditioned, the Deathless, Unbinding — Nibbana (Skt.
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Amitabha Sutra: The Smaller Sukhavati-Vyuha & The Lotus

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Buddhist disciplines such as Tibetan Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism are different schools within the context of Mahayana Buddhism. In the meantime, however, its beliefs had spread widely. Jesus was that Rock [1 Corinthians 10:4], and so when Moses struck the rock the second time to get water, he not only disobeyed God who told him to speak to the rock, he struck Messiah twice. Yet, although Vajrayana is almost synonymous with Tibetan Buddhism, its roots are in India.
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Socially Engaged Buddhism (Dimensions of Asian Spirituality)

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The disputes about dao are intimately tied to issues about words—in particular, what is to count as a correct use and what action or objects count as following the guidance. D. thesis, Department of Comparative Religion, University of Manchester 1990. Hands still on the knees sway the upper half of the body left to right a few times without moving the hips. Or, in some cases they are carried around by relatives for up to a year, which we're guessing makes for some awkward first dates. Keeping one’s desires and self-interest in check avoids discomfort to others.
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Gongyo: The Liturgy of Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism

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It's difficult to praise them adequately, especially as they are offered to us with the truly generous heart of Buddha, for all to see. While in the West, smiling often means agreement or approval, it can mean embarrassment or lack of understanding in Thailand. Because with economic strength and vitality comes less likelihood of civil insurrections and wars. "Of course, we see a lot violence with Islamic countries now, but we also see a lot of poverty with them too."
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The Truth of Suffering and the Path of Liberation

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With the downfall of the Koryo Dynasty in 1392 A. Sometimes participants are quiet while an officiant does all the speaking; sometimes participants are asked simple questions that prepare them for what is going to happen next such as “Are you ready?” or “Are you ready to do (X)?” The middle part of a ritual is sometimes referred to as a period of transition. Behind the ideology symbolized in the sokui kanjb 49 OO@y the Takamikura of the accession ceremony represented the peak of Takachiho &?@. and did so by offering a Buddhist legitimization of the emperor through endorsing the sokui kunjb.
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Hidden Treasure of the Profound Path: A Word-By-Word

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However, that has not always been the case. In this class we learn solutions to problems in daily life, develop genuine optimism, and increase our happiness. Ever since I was big enough, I’ve been singing. When Buddhism is referred to in Hindu literature it is called Bauddha Dharma or Saugata Dharma, as there is nothing in the term Buddha in Sanskrit that refers to a particular person or religion. Although he left behind countless writings, his innermost faith is expressed in the Book of Easy Practice, which is a chapter of the Dacabhumivibhasa-sastra, which, in turn, is a commentary on one chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra.
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Zen Is Right Here: Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu

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Do I ever associate with other Buddhist elements? The followers of Theravāda Buddhism take the scriptures known as the Pāli Canon as definitive and authoritative, while the followers of Mahāyāna Buddhism base their faith and philosophy primarily on the Mahāyāna sūtras and their own vinaya. One asks that the blessings and awakened presence of these enlightened deities pervade in all directions. Umbrellas seem to be especially important in processional rites, being like mobile temples.
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After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age

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On this site you can find many texts online, and also order a number of excellent books for free (donation suggested): 4. When we learn and practice the teachings of the Buddha as presented in the scriptures, we will be able to attain this final state. Amongst these classes of malevolent spirits are such beings as the preed (a giant, looming shape with a small head that emits a sharp, piercing sound, as a reflection of its past sins), the phii krasy (a type of parasite which inhabits human bodies, feeds on excrement, and is shaped like a human head with entrails protruding from beneath), and the phii baan (the ghosts of ancestors that hover around their previous home and watch their descendants with malignant jealousy).
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Zen Antics

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Animal Sacrifice: The term "Animal Sacrifice" may sound weird, unusual or shocking to some people when they first hear or read it. This is a title for those who have attained Nirvana. Of the main branches of Buddhism, it is the Mahayana or "Greater Vehicle" Buddhism which found its way to Japan. But if cities are the future, is the country then the past? The did not concentrate of strict religious doctrine or structure due to the ambiguous nature of Wakan Tanka.
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